Podcast: Inefficiency – Modern Day Super Heroes

The Inefficiency podcast featured Founding Directors John Richmond and Victor Boutros on its Aug. 26, 2017 episode. John Richmond and Victor Boutros are co-founding directors of The Human Trafficking Institute, an organization set on decimating slavery worldwide by getting at the root, traffickers. Both are former prosecutors of the U.S. Department of Justice Human Trafficking … Continue reading Podcast: Inefficiency – Modern Day Super Heroes

Boutros Featured in Baylor Magazine for Anti-Human Trafficking Work

A Tangible Hope Baylor Magazine – Summer 2017 For years, Victor Boutros, BA ’98, battled modern day slavery as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated and prosecuted international human trafficking, hate crimes and official misconduct cases around the country. His passion for such work began growing while he was … Continue reading Boutros Featured in Baylor Magazine for Anti-Human Trafficking Work

President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On December 28, President Barack Obama released a proclamation naming January “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.” Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals who … Continue reading President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

UNODC releases 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

Today, the UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. The report states that “children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide. Additionally, women and girls comprise 71 percent of human trafficking victims.” UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov “stressed that more … Continue reading UNODC releases 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

Institute Partners with Wake Forest for “Combatting Human Trafficking” Symposium

Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond, a 1998 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, partnered with the Wake Forest Law Review to present, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center at Wake Forest. Richmond led a session called, “2016 Federal Human … Continue reading Institute Partners with Wake Forest for “Combatting Human Trafficking” Symposium

Sounds Good with Branden Harvey Features the Human Trafficking Institute

Sounds Good with Branden Harvey hosted John Richmond on May 16, 2016, in a podcast called “Changing the World.” Click here to listen to this podcast. Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast that explores the lives, stories and adventures of the happiest people on the Internet and well, the world. Every week, … Continue reading Sounds Good with Branden Harvey Features the Human Trafficking Institute

Boutros and Haugen win Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Victor Boutros, Founding Director of the Human Trafficking Institute (pictured second to the right), and Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission (pictured on the left), were awarded the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for “The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence.” In … Continue reading Boutros and Haugen win Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order